Manuel B. Aalbers
Catholic University Louvain
March/31/2023 - May/31/2023

Manuel B. Aalbers is professor of Human Geography at KU Leuven/University of Leuven (Belgium), where he leads a research group on the intersection of real estate, finance and states, spearheaded by a grant from the European Research Council. He is a world leader in housing financialisation research. He has published extensively on financialisation, social and financial exclusion, neoliberalism, mortgage markets, the privatisation of social housing, neighbourhood decline and gentrification. He is the author of "Place, Exclusion, and Mortgage Markets" (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011) and "The Financialization of Housing: A Political Economy Approach" (Routledge, 2016) and the editor of "Subprime Cities: The Political Economy of Mortgage Markets" (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). Besides his university position, Manuel B. Aalbers works as associate editor of the "Encyclopedia of Urban Studies" (Sage, 2010) and editor-in-chief of geography journal TESG. He is also on the board of the journals Urban Studies, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Belgeo, Tijdschrift voor de Volkshuisvesting and Geografie.

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